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Sermon for Palm Sunday – The Two Parades

Sermon for Palm Sunday – The Two Parades

I don’t know about you, but Palm Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the church year. Maybe even my favorite Sunday. I loved it as a child, too: singing Hosannas and “All Glory, Laud and Honor”; waving palm branches and joining in the Jesus parade. And when you are a child, it just … Continue reading

Christmas Sermon on Joy

Christmas Sermon on Joy

This is not a spectacular sermon. There was no time for spectacular this Christmas. ** Have you ever noticed how much JOY there is in the Christmas story? It starts with the angel who visits Zechariah and Elizabeth, foretelling the birth of John the Baptist: “he will be a joy to you” the angel prophesizes. … Continue reading

The Peaceable Kingdom (Sermon)

The Peaceable Kingdom (Sermon)

I apologize for my lack of posts! I decided to do my doctorate, which has, um, slightly altered my priorities and time commitments in the world. One consequence is that I will taking a few months off from preaching. I may try to write in this space about what I am exploring in my studies … Continue reading

Sermon for Trinity Sunday

Sermon for Trinity Sunday

I read a blog post this week by some professor of preaching somewhere advising us to steer clear of the Trinity in our sermons this week. We live in a “post-doctrinal age,” quoth the article. Trinity?! Doctrines!?! Too complicated! Too boring! This sermon is my answer to THAT load of poo. **** This Sunday is … Continue reading